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Going the extra green mile: When others' actions fall short of their responsibility

Buchanan, Kathryn and Russo, Riccardo 2015. Going the extra green mile: When others' actions fall short of their responsibility. [Dataset]. Colchester, University of Essex. 10.5526/ERDR-00000015

The present research examined whether the environmental responsibility and actions attributed to large scale organizations, such as the government, can influence people's environmental efforts. In particular, we examined whether people increase or decrease their willingness to enact energy conservation behaviors (ECB) when there is a shortfall between others' actions and their responsibility. In Studies 1 and 2 we utilized a correlational design to examine if willingness to enact ECB were associated with perceptions of others environmental responsibilities, actions, and the discrepancies between others responsibility and actions. In Study 3, we employed an experimental design and manipulated the extent to which the government's actions were seen as falling short of their responsibility to examine the effects on willingness to enact ECB.

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Creators NameEmailAffiliationORCID
Buchanan, Kathrynkbucha@essex.ac.ukUniversity of Essexhttp://orcid.org/0000-0003-3454-9045
Russo, Riccardorrusso@essex.ac.ukUniversity of EssexUNSPECIFIED
Division: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Keywords: Self-reported Energy Conservation Behaviours, Responsibility, Action, Shortfall
Research funder: EPSRC
Grant reference: EP/K002643/1
Grant title: Digital Agent Networking for Customer Energy Reduction (DANCER)
Depositor: Kathryn Buchanan
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2015 05:00
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2015 14:17

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